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Windows 7: No 64-bit (x64) Firefox 4.0, 32-bit (x86) Only – List of Supported....


04 Sep 2010   #1
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No 64-bit (x64) Firefox 4.0, 32-bit (x86) Only – List of Supported....

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No 64-bit (x64) Firefox 4.0, 32-bit (x86) Only – List of Supported Platforms

If you’re holding your breath while waiting for the 64-bit (x64) flavor of Firefox 4.0, feel free to exhale now.

The next major iteration of Mozilla’s open source browser will support 32-bit (x86) platforms exclusively, despite some very promising work from the browser vendor early in the development process for version 4.0.

Mozilla’s Director of Firefox, Mike Beltzner confirmed the fact that an x64 flavor of Firefox won’t be added to the existing x86 version, per the 32-bit/64-bit Internet Explorer 8 model.

Firefox users should not despair though. Fact is that Mozilla hasn’t given up on delivering a 64-bit version of Firefox, just not with Firefox 4.0.

“I've been working on the list of supported platforms for Firefox 4 and wanted to provide an update on some decisions that have been reached,” Beltzner noted.

“In February of this year, there was a discussion in which we decided that the minimum supported version of Mac OS X would be 10.5 (Leopard).

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04 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

It's a stupid decision from Mozilla. Is Firefox going backwards ??
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04 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Wait, WHAT!?!?!?!? The whole reason I was going to switch from Google Chrome to Firefox is because there was going to be an official 64-bit version! Now I might as well just stick to Chrome and wait for IE9 x64 to come out.
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04 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Meh, until there's a 64-bit version of Flash, this isn't a big deal.
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04 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What is the primary reason that you guys want a 64-bit browser? What are the major benefits?
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05 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KazeNoKoe23 View Post
Meh, until there's a 64-bit version of Flash, this isn't a big deal.

+1 on that.
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05 Sep 2010   #7

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Hopefully, if there are more 64bit browsers, there might be a 64-bit version of Flash a little bit sooner.
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05 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Actually, isn't the x64 version called minefield (it was in version 3 )....... True, no x64 minefield build available.....Minefield 3.0.6 is very stable x64 build. Not sure about the statement about minefield being new name for the firefox 4.0 build. They are certainly posting about 4.0 beta 1 new features on the minefield home page.

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I certainly would NOT bet any hard earned money on x64 flash.....Adobe doesn't seem to think that we really want/need it and as we all know what Adobe thinks is actually important....right? Since Adobe can't be bothered to actually get Flash x64 going (They have announced they are backing away from the x64 flash for Linux that has already been developed) maybe it's time to start backing away from Adobe products completely. I have been working with the Flash block add-on for my laptop and don't find I miss it much....all it seems to block is advertisements and I really don't need those. Slowly finding ways to live without flash and not missing it. Will be glad when we have alternatives because when the company responsible for a product can't be bothered to support it, it's time to move on.
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05 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Way to kill technological evolution Mozilla. You make me so proud *tear*
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05 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Mozilla seem to be going backwards atm, what with this announcement and the cutting back on innovation in another.
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